Dynamic Earth

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  • Science, Technology, Maths

    Science, Technology, Maths

Contact Details:
Emma Paterson (Community & Heritage Officer) 0131 5231205
Contact Email:
Emma.paterson@dynamicearth.co.uk
Website:
www.dynamicearth.co.uk
Address:
Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Dynamic Earth is a 5-star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Through a series of interactive exhibits, state of the art technolog...

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Dino's Dynamos Kids Club
If you’re aged between 6 and 14, why not join our club! Membership is FREE and you will receive lots of goodies throughout the year. You can even come along to our fantastic workshops on Saturday mornings at Dynamic Earth during term time. Once you are a member, we will send you a welcome pack, with some goodies. Some of the topics are: Scottish Time Lords (age 6-14) Prehistoric Pets (age 6-14) Awesome Atmospherics (age 6-14) Bees Bees Bees (age 6-14) Secret life of Jellyfish (age 6-14) Rock Investigators (age 10-14) Tectonic Time Lords (age 10-14) Discovering Astronomy (age 10-14) Global Forests (age 10-14) Engineering for Disaster (age 10-14) Festive Forests (age 6-14 ) Nature Detectives (age 6-14) To participate in a Dino's Dynamos workshop children must be a member of the Dino's Dynamos kids' club to take part (registration is free). Workshops cost £1, numbers are limited so workshops must be booked in advance. For more details and to see the range of workshops please visit: www.dynamicearth.co.uk/learning/dinos-dynamos-club
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 7 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
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Downloadable activity packs
Download and complete a range of activities from an activity pack on the Dynamic Earth website. Completing a pack of their choosing will encourage a deeper understanding of the science area and following the links provided will encourage children to find out more about Earth and environmental sciences. To see the range of packs available please visit http://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/learning/earth-explored
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 7 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
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Drop-in activities
These activities will enhance understanding of various areas of Earth & environmental science and may include the following: talking to scientists or artists about their work, doing a themed craft activity or challenge and asking questions of the Education staff. They may be part of a Science Festival or stand-alone events. Delivered or supported by a team of qualified science communicators, our events engage children across the curriculum, covering social studies, the sciences, technology and expressive arts. Check the website for details
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
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Holiday events
To participate in an extra event at Our Dynamic Earth running over the school holidays. These will bring out aspects of topics covered in the centre in a fun and informative manner. Events may include taking part in themed science challenges, watching a science show and asking questions of Dynamic Earth staff to discover more about the chosen area of science. Delivered or supported by a team of qualified science communicators, our events engage children across the curriculum, covering social studies, the sciences, technology and expressive arts.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Our Dynamic Earth Tour
Tour of Our Dynamic Earth: visiting all the galleries in the centre and chatting with the staff on the tour. Participate in the ‘tour’ of Our Dynamic Earth: a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Through a series of interactive exhibits, state of the art technology and even a 4D encounter you will feel the heat of a bubbling volcano, face the chill of polar ice, fly across the globe before crash landing in a tropical rainforest. This will give participants an appreciation of the wonders of our planet and a greater understanding of Earth and environmental science. CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY SPECIAL OFFER Annual Explorer Pass for the price of a day ticket to all children who present their passport at the ticket desk.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
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Showdome Film
This 360 degree cinema experience introduces people to a range of Earth & environmental science topics using stunning high-definition and surround sound, bringing a new dimension to learning. Current films include ‘We are Aliens’ which covers the search for alien life and ‘We are Astronomers’ which looks at old and new ways of observing space. These films change periodically. All of the films in our showdome will help you discover more about our amazing planet.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
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Special evening events
Join us at events that relate to various areas of Earth & environmental science and may include the following: Listening to a science presentation or scientists talking about their work, doing a themed craft activity or challenge and asking questions of the Dynamic Earth staff. Delivered or supported by a team of qualified science communicators, our events engage children across the curriculum, covering social studies, the sciences, technology and expressive arts.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14